How to appeal to an independent tribunal if you disagree with a decision about your trainee licence or registration as a driving instructor.
What you can appeal against
You can appeal to the tribunal if the Registrar of Approved Driving Instructors:
- refuses to give you a trainee licence
- removes your trainee licence
- refuses to enter or keep your name on the register
- removes your name from the register
Your case will be dealt with by a tribunal in the General Regulatory Chamber.
The tribunal is independent of the government, and will listen to both sides of the argument before it reaches a decision.
Time limits for appealing
You have 14 days to appeal after the registrar sends you its decision.
How to appeal
Clearly say why you want to appeal against the decision.
Include any supporting documents, like the registrar’s decision.
Send the form to email@example.com or:
General Regulatory Chamber
HM Courts & Tribunals Service
PO Box 9300
Telephone: 0300 123 4504
Tribunal staff can explain how the process works, but they can’t give you legal advice.
What happens next
The tribunal will write to you about the next steps, and tell you if there will be a hearing to decide on your case.
Transport hearings are normally held in London, Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Find out more about General Regulatory Chamber hearings and decisions.
Legislation and rules
You can find rules on driving instructor appeals under the:
Read more detailed rules on how your case will be handled: